West Side standoff ends with 2 people surrendering to police, woman arrested

Grand Rapids police are on the scene of a standoff late Sunday, April 9, on the city's West Side.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - An hours-long standoff in a West Side neighborhood ended quietly with the surrender of two suspects.

Police responded around 7:20 p.m. Sunday, April 9, to the area of Davis Avenue and 11th Street NW on a report of an assault where woman had pointed a long gun at another inside a home, according to Grand Rapids Police Department Sgt. Terry Dixon. 

She was arrested and taken to the Kent County Jail without incident.

However, the gun remained inside the house. Police sought to seize the weapon, but two people held up inside and did not want to leave, Dixon said.

After three hours of negotiations over a bull horn, the standoff ended shortly after 11 p.m. as one person peacefully walked out of the house. Roughly 20 minutes later, the other suspect followed suit.

A man and woman have been charged with resisting and obstructing an investigation. This case will be submitted to the Kent County Prosecutor's office for review on Monday.

If you know anything about the case you're asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-4500 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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